2017 Creative Climate Awards, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, New York
2017 Exhibitionism, The Palazzo, Las Vegas
2017 UCA MA Show, Canterbury, Kent
2017 Littoral Light II, Ramsgate, Kent
2017 Afternoon Tea, Chiara Williams, Margate Festival, Kent
2017 Exhibitionism, Navy Pier, Festival Hall, Chicago
2017 Exhibitionism, Industria, New York
2016 Exhibitionism, Saatchi Gallery, London
2016 Littoral Light Exhibition, (co-Founder), Ramsgate Arts Festival, Kent
2016 Accrochage, Albus 3 Gallery, Northampton
2016 Boy decomposing a tablecloth, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent
2016 Salvage.Restore.Repair, Gallery202
2016 Sweet 'Art Hand Maid, Hoxton Arches, London
2016 Chroma: Red Exhibition, Safehouse 1, London
2015 Susan Fletcher in conversation with Alain Urrutia, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent
2015 Make/Create, The Crypt Gallery, London (Selected by The Griffin Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust)
2015 Soil, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, Kent
2014 Thanet Open, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent
2014 Chiaroscuro, Deesons Gallery, Canterbury, Kent
2014 Light out of Dark, The Brewery Tap. SOLO EXHIBITION, Folkestone, Kent
2014 The Signature Art Prize, National finalist for sculpture, Whitechapel, London
2014 Trouble and Strife, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent
2013 A Response to the Nature of Landscape, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent
2013 Subset, George’s House Gallery. Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent
2013 MA 2013, The Kirk Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, Kent
2012 The Dreamlife of Debris, Pie Factory, Margate, Kent
2015 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent
2014 RBS Bursary Awards, Highy commended, London
2014 SOLO EXHIBITION, University for the Creative Arts, Folkestone, Kent
2014 NATIONAL FINALIST FOR SCULPTURE, The Signature Art Prize, London
1998 WINNER, Menswear Mohair Design competition, G.F.T, Turin, Italy
1988 FINALIST, Du Pont/Observer National Young Designer Award, London
1988 WINNER, Menswear Uniform Design, Mitchells and Butler, Birmingham
2013 University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury. MA Fine Art, (Distinction)
1989 Birmingham University, BA Fashion & Textile Design, (First Class Honours)
Exploring our collective fears and anxieties, which are often hidden and seldom communicated, my work deals with the fragility of life. Through sculpture, installation, light and text, I assemble and piece together the remains, ruptures and scars left behind after experiences of trauma.
Using small violent processes of puncturing, burning and melting, I reassemble the ‘damaged’ through suturing, mending and casting, creating a process of healing as I work. The choice of materials I use reflect the delicate balance between destruction and survival; wax, paper, thread, glass, light and domestic paraphernalia which bear the scars of existence.
I incorporate the meticulously hand crafted with antiquated objects relating to the domestic to create private altered states, narrating a sense of silent human despair.
Susan Fletcher is a British artist based on the Kent coast. Her work explores the ever changing fragile human conditions through installation, sculpture and light. She started her studies in Theatre Design, moving on to Fashion and Textiles, which she studied at Birmingham University. She worked with leading designers in Paris and London and went on to run her own fashion design business, Fletcher Joyce, with clients such as The Rolling Stones and George Michael.
Susan studied MA Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury and graduated with distinction in 2013. Following her graduation she was awarded the first graduate artist residency at the university and has since gone on to develop work that has extended her practice, both in the studio and in the public realm.
Susan is the co-founder of Article10, an artist-led group pioneering innovative approaches to public art in public spaces.
‘A fundamental believer in the value of collaboration and sharing of practice, Susan has developed a series of highly successful regional platforms for artists to engage in the exchange of ideas.’ Dr Terry Perk, UCA.
As well as passionately evolving her own practice, Susan works in close collaboration with the artist Aidan Gray, producing installation and light sculptures under the name Fletcher Gray.